The little neuroscience research that exists highlights the changes the brain goes through during practice – could that have a more lasting effect?
Friends, I know, I have not written forever. I could come up with a ton of excuses, like life stuff, … More
Two new studies reinforce that mindfulness meditation can help not just to fight stress but also maintain a healthy and balanced immune system. Time to work on my meditation practice!
Perimenopause is a big time of transition for women – can yoga help to overcome the challenges that go with it?
My first experience of hot yoga was fairly traumatic. The smell in the then Bikram Kentish Town studio. The aggressive … More
Ageing well is surely something that we are all after – mobile, as healthy as we can, with strong brains and great mental health. Maybe yoga can help.
The yoga world is obsessed with the supernatural, beyond things that are part of its actual heritage. But how much does this contribute to the rejection of science and medicine?
Here’s a cool study to wrap the year up: evidence of changes in gene expression following an intense meditation retreat. … More
What we know from the research is that practicing yoga is linked with reducing the levels of molecules that drive inflammation, aka an ‘excessive’ immune reaction. But does that translate to an actual improvement in disease activity?
In case I haven’t shouted enough about it – I filmed a yoga programme! I’m so excited that it is … More
Stress really fucks up the immune system in various different ways. Yoga’s positive effects on our immunity are likely due to its effects on our stress levels.
Ever since I wrote the blog post on yoga perpetuating the appeal to nature fallacy, I’ve been a little paranoid … More
Ever since I read Yoga Body*, I’ve had one big question in my mind: if modern postural yoga is basically … More
Working from home over the past 18 months has brought some challenges, especially in maintaining work–life balance. Could yoga help tackle stress and burnout and keep us productive and full of brilliant ideas?
If inflammation determines our biological age, and if yoga helps to control unnecessary inflammation, could yoga also help to keep us young?
What is the comment that most yoga teachers hear when they talk about the benefits of yoga? Oh, yoga is … More
The June issue of the mind–body adventure was shipped last week, and yes, it features two cats. Subscribe now and … More
She’s everyone’s favourite nerve. She’s the vagus nerve, the main parasympathetic nerve, one that brings balance in times of stress. And yoga practices are her friend.
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If you were to ask me what was the one thing I learned in the past year that blew my … More